The theoretical part of the programme is composed of weekly courses, lectures, tutorials and seminars, which include an extensive review of the literature. In addition, the students receive an extensive clinical training focused on applying treatment modalities for the management of oral problems in children referred by general practitioners. Besides differencing between age appropriate behaviour and developmental disturbances, the clinical training is also composed of internships in centres for the treatment of patients with special needs, as well a training at a paediatric hospital, and several specialist dental care clinics. Research training within the field of Paediatric Dentistry is also part of the programme. At the end of the third year, students present the results of their individual research projects in a written report which is suitable for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. The goal of the entire programme is to prepare motivated dentists for a career in a multitude of areas, including clinical practice, teaching and research.